The Golden State Warriors banked on its dynamic shooting duo to sweep its regular season series against the Oklahoma City Thunder with yet another convincing win on Tuesday, 111-95, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
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Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 57 points on seven treys each to lead the league-leading Warriors to another blowout with over the Thunder, despite missing the services of still injured star Kevin Durant.
Curry cashed in 23 along with six assists and four boards while Thompson topscored with 34. Backup center Javale McGee added 10.
The former OKC star, though, was seen on the sidelines on street clothes to cheer for the team.
The Warriors stepped on the gas pedal in the second quarter, weathering a what seemed to be a tension-filled encounter wherein four-players were slapped with technical fouls each after a weakside scuffle on a jumpball situation occurred just before the end of the first half.
The first 24-minutes ended with the Dubs ahead significantly, 59-39, capped by yet another three-point basket from Curry at the buzzer.
While they exhibited arguably their best offensive performance after Durant’s injury, the Warriors turned up the notch on the defensive end as well, holding the Thunder’s stats leader Russell Westbrook to his season-low 15 points and staved him off from posting another triple-double by just allowing the season MVP-contender to grab eight rebounds and dish out seven dimes.
The win had the 2015 Champions tighten its grip of the top-spot in the West with 56 wins against just 14 losses, while the Thunder remains at the middle of the pack with 40-30 slate tied with the Memphis Grizzlies.